On a recent episode of Dr. Phil, a mother with two handicapped adult 'kids' described why she believes she should have the right to euthanize her severely-disabled children. When they were young she had them put in a home, and visited them a few times a month, but now, she wants to â€œput them out of their misery.â€ Dr. Phil polled the audience members to see who agreed and who disagreed â€“ only three disagreed with the motherâ€™s desires; the majority applauded her stance. (HORROR: Mom wants right to â€œeuthanizeâ€ her disabled children, http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/05/02/horror-mom-wants-right-to-her-euthanize-disabled-children/
Frustrated by the way the argument has been framed, Glenn Beck asked,
"Why are we calling this euthanizaing? Stop using the word â€œeuthanize"... We donâ€™t even use that word with animals. We put them down. And thatâ€™s what sheâ€™s talking about, putting them down. Killing them. Why do we have to use â€œeuthanizeâ€? If itâ€™s okay to do, what you are doing is killing them.â€ (ibid)
Prior to America's fall into moral relativism, feel-good hipster Christianism, apostasy and neo-paganism, most Americans understood and submitted their wills to the plain statement of the Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt not kill."
The plain meaning of this commandment is that the supernatural Triune God is Creator and Lord over all life and death:
"See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any other that can deliver out of my hand." Deut. 32:39.
The Triune God created life; all souls belong to Him and to no other. Life is the gift of God and must therefore be lived on His terms, according to His law. As our life is not our own, man cannot take life, including his own or that of severely disabled human beings, according to his own wishes without being guilty of murder. The death sentence against murder is repeatedly pronounced in the Bible, Gen. 9:6, Ex. 21:12, Num. 35:16-18. (Law and Liberty, R.J. Rushdoony)
Additionally, the Bible tells us that officers of state and local governments are ministers of God (Rom. 13:1-6). If the officers and judges fail to keep God's laws, if for example they pervert and invert His law to allow the unlawful killing of one human by another, God Himself will bring judgement and punishment against them and against a country that despises His law.
In contemporary America, what Biblical foundations we once had are now so polluted, twisted and inverted that we are unable to discern between truth and lie, good and evil, normal and abnomal, and holy and unholy, making it very likely that the 'mother' will be granted her wish.
Our spiritual and moral crisis has its' roots in Enlightenment ideologies and Evoloutionary Theory, primarily Darwinism at lower levels of society and Teilhard's quasi-Eastern pantheist spiritual conception at higher levels.
From an evolutionary perspective the universe evolved out of a primeval chaos (i.e., primordial matter, void, abyss, watery chaos). All non-Biblical religions and belief systems trace their origins to chaos. Chaos, rather than the transcendent Triune God is the source and origin of all things and the undergirding energy or force of the cosmos.
Creation then is not seen as an act of the supernatural God but as an ongoing process or evolution. In the nature religions of antiquity, the gods themselves were an evolved product of process; they themselves emerged over time out of chaos.
When chaos is ultimate, as it is in evolution and by extension in Illumined philosophies and neo-pagan New Age spirituality, then regeneration is by means of chaos. All followers of evolutionary theory and process philosophy must wittingly or unwittingly go to chaos to be born again. This being the case, the basic religious rite or festival of all nature religions is a ritual of chaos. Regeneration (i.e., birth of the New Age) thus necessitates that all practices normally forbidden become religiously required. Death in every form, incest, adultery, all forms of perversion and lawlessness become mandatory and necessary.
In application, before it can enter the New Age, the traditional institutions, Divine Law, Rule of Law, history, and culture of the Christian-based America must fall into chaos that all may be regenerated, born again.
Evolution, whether Darwinian or Teilhardian, is a modern 'scientific' form of the cult of chaos. Hence Darwin's 'Origin of Species' was eagerly embraced by Marx and Engels. They saw immediately that social regeneration (into communism) is by means of chaos, or revolution. Revolution is planned chaos as regeneration.
With respect to America's Rule of Law regeneration is into change. Since the universe is in continuous process of becoming, the only constant factor is change, making it impossible to speak of any absolute law. When followers of evolution speak about law they are talking about changeable social customs. Unhinged from God's unchanging Moral Law, social customs and mores change, thus what was true for ancient Mayans is not true for modern Chinese or for contemporary Wiccans, goddess worshippers, shaman, atheists and anti-theists.
When the only constant factor is change then the definition of crime according to America's founding generation is no longer true. In his book, "The Rules of Sociological Method," Emile Durkheim illustrates this way of thinking in the chapter entitled, "On the Normality of Crime." (ibid, Rushdoony)
Because Durkheim believed in evolution rather than the Triune God, for him there was no absolute law of God declaring crimes to be evil. Thus with change as the only constant factor, Durkheim said crime is normal and permissable and the only thing standing in the way of crime is the social disapproval and condemnation of a society (i.e., traditional Christian-based America) already bypassed by evolution.
Crime said Durkheim, makes for progress because it challenges traditional authority:
"To make progress (toward chaos and regeneration), individual originality must be able to express itself."
In other words, because criminals break down established foundations from below, criminals are the ally of the change process. They are pioneers of evolution:
"Crime...must no longer be conceived as an evil that cannot be too much suppressed. If crime is not pathological (but regenerative) at all, the object of punishment cannot be to cure it...." (ibid)
In conclusion, when change is the only constant factor, law-makers cannot talk logically about a breakdown of law and order. They can only talk logically about changing the law because crimes, perversion, homosexuality, and killing unwanted severely-disabled human beings is in process of becoming the new law of society, making those who hold to God's unchanging Moral Law the social deviates---the anti-choice haters, homophobes, and bigots standing in the way of a mother's demand that she be given the right to have her disabled children killed.